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Umlani Bushcamp

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Suffolk
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49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon and it was wonderful. Greg & Rouxle were lovely hosts, they made us feel welcome and we enjoyed their stories at dinner. Our hut was comfortable and clean and we loved the outside shower. We had the 'A team' of Amos & Andrew as our ranger and tracker. They... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Umlani we pleased to hear you had a wonderful honeymoon ,Greg Rouxle' and the A team Amos and Andrew are pleased to be mentioned. We appreciate the recommendation. Glad you enjoyed the honey badger stories :) All our best Marco P.S Hope to see you again for a future anniversary More 

Cape Town
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our second trip to Umlani and it will certainly not be our last! Wonderful hosts Joana, Greg and Rouxle make you feel right at home, our daughter loved Greg's fireside bush stories, never to be forgotten! Sinhle, our ranger and Maurice our tracker were so knowledgeable and made every game drive an experience to remember. Our cosy hut with hot... More 

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Hey thanks so much for the review and your mention of Joana ,Greg Rouxle' ,Sinhle ,Maurice. We really appreciate you highly recommending Umlani and look forward to your next visit :) all our best Marco More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic location, excellent staff and incredible game drives with Adam. The lack of electricity adds a real unique charm to this camp. Don't rent a Toyota corolla though if you are driving yourself to the camp, extra ground clearance is definitely a must!

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Thank you for your great review on Tripadvisor and mention of Adam and excellent staff. Your tip regarding Car hire will be useful to other travelers. best regards Marco More 

Vancouver, British Columbia
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned to Vancouver after a wonderful vacation to South Africa. All our accommodations we great , but Umlani bush camp provided us with a very unique experience in their eco friendly lodge . The Guides were excellent Big Amos and Andrew could even find a needle in a haystack .

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Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor we appreciate you taking the time and your mention of Amos and Andrew . All our best Marco More 

Burntwood
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place shouldn't be reviewed just a a place to stay but the whole experience....I absolutely loved every single minute of being at this place. Having never been on a Safari before I had an expectation in my head as to what I thought it would be and this place was more than I could ever have hoped for. From... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

What more could we hope for but a review such as yours.......thank you very much for your fantastic review of Umlani and for all the mentions Andrew,Joana ,Sinhle,Greg,Rouxle',delicious food,friendliest genuine people,gorgeous Eco-Hut. We 100% appreciate and hope you come back. Also a big thank you for the recommendation without hesitation. Our best regards Marco More 

Western Australia, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Umlani was an excellent choice! Top quality service, food, safaris, at mosphere. The pre-warmed cups for our coffee before the early morning game drive - fantastic. The huts were very comfortable. Big Amos and our tracker Andrew, were great and they made sure we saw the Big 5 as well as pointing out and discussing other animals and the surrounding... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review "highlight of our South Africa trip" and your mention of top quality service , food and safaris . Hope to see you back again one day. All our best Marco More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an amazing 5 star experience! From arrival to departure 4 days later, no detail was left untouched. Every game drive was informative from the birds, to the trees and their uses in Africa to the most magnificent Big 5! We saw all the big five including a rare siting of a leaopard eating an impala in a tree, from... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Wow Wow thank you so much for your awesome review of Umlani and mentioning Greg Rouxle' and Sinhle' and the mention that it was a 10 star experience with Spotless and comfy rooms. hope to see you back soon. All our best Marco More 

East London
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Umlani was everything we could have wished for! So understated, yet top quality. We felt like it was our own home for a while...how I wish it was! The staff and management made us feel so welcome and nothing appeared to be too much trouble. Our ranger, Adam, was exceptionally knowledgable and patient with us, yet it's the atmosphere around... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your special review of Umlani and your mention of understated top quality , Adams patients and knowledge , management and staff. Hope to see you and your friends back one day soon :) all our best Marco More 

Burlingame, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Never having been on a safari before, we were not quite sure what to expect as we arrived at Umlani. With my wife and two boys (11,9), I can only say the whole experience was beyond our expectations. From the welcomes we received when we got off our shuttle to the friendliness of all the staff and the accommodations throughout... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Umlani , we hope its your 1st of many safaris with us. Also thank you for the mention of big Amos and Andrew the A team :) and other friendly staff . We really appreciate the recommendation to others. best regards Marco More 

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy going on safari, and have stayed at several different camps over the years. We were very impressed with the camp and the service at Umlani. It is a bush camp, so a bit more rustic than other camps, but certainly a far cry from camping. The main difference is that there is no electricity (a centralized charging station... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review of Umlani and giving a comparison helping others to make the right choice. I am happy you were impressed with camp and service. We hope to see you back one day soon with a group of friends. All our best Marco More 

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